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Woodstock 50 Years of Peace and Music - Book

Woodstock 50 Years of Peace and Music - Book

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by Daniel Bukszpan


Giftable 50th anniversary commemorative with never-before-seen images and original interviews. Hear from performers and attendees in their own voices!


Featuring Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead, as well as unsung audience members and folks behind the scenes. This compendium remembers all the people who made the three days of peace and music an impossible success. The world today feels far removed from the one in which Woodstock was possible, where half a million strangers congregated peacefully for three days.


Longtime music writer Daniel Bukszpan offers insights on how the festival is still making an impact on pop culture, while candid interviews, set lists, and beautiful photographs relive the beautiful chaos and once-in-a-lifetime performances at Yasgur's farm. With images by renowned photographers, including Amalie R. Rothschild and Elliott Landy, including the cover photo of Janis Joplin. 

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Daniel Bukszpan is the author of The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal, published in 2003 by Barnes & Noble, The Encyclopedia of New Wave, published in 2012 by Sterling Publishing, The Art of Brutal Legend, published in 2013 by Udon Entertainment, The Essential Wit of the World's Funniest People, published in 2017 by Fall River Press and Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace & Music, published in 2019 by Imagine/Charlesbridge. He also contributed to AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ’N’ Roll, The Ultimate Illustrated History (2010), Aerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Boston Bad Boys (2011), Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast (2012), Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History (2013) and Rush: The Illustrated History (2013), all by Voyageur Press. He is also a regular contributor to CNBC.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and son.